US Atty.: Topeka developer hid $1.4 million in guns during bankruptcy

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Already on trial for bankruptcy fraud, new documents accuse one Topeka developer of hiding more than $1.4 million worth of firearms from a federal bankruptcy court.

Last month, Topeka developer Kent Lindemuth filed motions to move his federal bankruptcy fraud trial out of Topeka to Kansas City, Kan. He also asked for dismissal of many of the charges.

In response, the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a 37-page document opposing the motions.

The U.S. Attorney says Lindemuth concealed the fact that he did not disclose some of the 2,166 firearms he owns.

The collection of guns has a fair market value of over $1.4 million.

The U.S. Attorney's information indicated prosecutors were not aware Lindemuth had four 10x10 storage units holding over 2,100 guns.

Court documents accuse Lindemuth of hiding the information from his own attorney.

The U.S. Attorney opposed dropping any of the 115 federal charges against Lindemuth and also said Lindemuth's desire his trial be moved to Kansas City, Kan. because of adverse news coverage was not warranted.